Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage
Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Rocky Mountain National Park contains some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Viewing scenery is one of the primary activities for park visitors, and the popular Trail Ridge Road provides numerous high elevation vantage points. Urban development near the park has the potential to degrade scenic vistas. Development on ridgelines, light colored structures, and road scars are especially visible from within the national park. Park managers have been invited to participate in the preparation of local land use plans and zoning codes that include provisions for protecting ridgelines. Park staff also reviews development proposals and makes suggestions to local planning commissions on ways to protect views from within the park.
Did You Know?
This Rocky Mountain Parnassian butterfly is a strong flier, even on the windy alpine tundra at 12,000 feet. More...